Travis O. Abicht, MD is a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree and completed general surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was the chief fellow.
He is interested in complex valvular heart disease, heart failure and mechanical assistance, coronary artery disease (including off-pump, minimally invasive, and hybrid procedures), and pathologies of the thoracic aorta. Dr. Abicht is currently the co-investigator on the EXCEL clinical trial which compares coronary artery bypass grafting to stenting in patients with stenosis of the left main coronary artery. He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and has served on the executive subcommittees on education and communications for the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association. Dr. Abicht has published several research articles and book chapters and is the recipient of the Gundersen-Lutheran Summer Research Fellowship in General Surgery.